Sweden: Nordman, THEOZ, Kiana and Mariette are the four last finalists of the semi-final show of Melodifestivalen 2023!

Ninety minutes ago, the show for the semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2023, started off on SVT and SVT Play. And we are here to share the results of the night with you! 

The semi-final show took place at Hägglunds Arena, in Örnsköldsvik and four numbers were voted and are added up to the lineup that will have to perform on the 11th of March, when the finals will take place at Friends Arena.

But how things developed during the night?

The show

Jesper Rönndahl and Farah Abadi will present Melodifestivalen 2023. The heats followed the touring concept again, after SVT had pulled back last year due to health restrictions in Sweden! With the next and final show of the contest on Saturday March the 11th, Melodifestivalen will take place in Stockholm, at friends arena.

Emil Henrohn, singer ofMera Mera Mera on the 4th heath, is the surprise of the day! He is back as the sidekick of Farah Abadi, as he will be featuring in all the presentation videos of this week’s show! This is a comeback, sooner than expected!

The process

As we have already informed you, the voting system of Melodifestivalen has changed following the announced changes by EBU regarding the voting format in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool!

The broadcaster now scraps the group division at the fifth show, known as the semi-final and all eight contestants will now have to face each other. Points will be awarded from the viewing groups and the four entries with the highest points will advance to the final!

Again two voting rounds will take place. At the end of the first voting round, there will be a projection of the four finalists. Then the second voting round starts and the projection can turn upside down!

The numbers

  • Mer av dig – THEOZ

Photo: SVT/Alma Bengtsson

  • One Day – Mariette

Photo: SVT/Alma Bengtsson

  • Diamonds – Victor Crone

Photo: SVT/Alma Bengtsson

  • Now I Know – Tennessee Tears

Photo: SVT/Alma Bengtsson

  • Raggen går – Elov & Beny

Photo: SVT/Alma Bengtsson

  • For The Show – Melanie Wehbe

Photo: SVT/Alma Bengtsson

  • Släpp alla sorger – Nordman

Photo: Alma Bengtsson / SVT

  • Where Did You Go – Kiana

Photo: SVT/Alma Bengtsson

A recap of all the eight numbers followed, as usual.

The intervals

In connection with the Melodifestivalen semi-final show in Örnsköldsvik, popular artist Pernilla Wahlgren is elected to the Hall of Fame for her breakthrough song “Piccadilly Circus“. The song was written by Lars Andersson and Bruno Glenmark and has become a real evergreen.

In the semi-final, TikTok star Lucianoz Axelsson pays tribute to Pernilla with a dance band version of Piccadilly Circus – the way we’ve never heard it before.

Finalists Projection (First Voting Round)

  • Släpp alla sorger – Nordman
  • Where Did You Go – Kiana
  • Mer av dig – THEOZ
  • One Day – Mariette

Age group results

3-9 years old 12 points: Mer av dig – THEOZ

10-15 years old 12 points: Where Did You Go – Kiana

16-29 years old 12 points: Mer av dig – THEOZ

30-44 years old 12 points: Mer av dig – THEOZ

45-59 years old 12 points: Släpp alla sorger – Nordman

60-74 years old 12 points: One Day – Mariette

75+ years old 12 points: One Day – Mariette

Televoting 12 points: Släpp alla sorger – Nordman


  • Nordman
  • Kiana
  • Mariette

See you next Saturday, at the final show, when the Swedes will get the chance to vote for their favourite to represent Sweden with their song at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool, UK!

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun, for all the latest developments regarding Melodifestivalen 2023 and the Swedish entry for Eurovision 2023!

Source: SVT
Photos: SVT/Alma Bengtsson

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